Wild camping

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Kes Arevo

409 posts

7 months

Thursday 29th April
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Gretchen said:
Up at dawn, brushing my teeth on the beach and seeing the Seals made my heart burst yesterday morning


Sweet!

Gretchen

17,581 posts

184 months

Thursday 29th April
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superlightr said:
Gretchen said:
Up at dawn, brushing my teeth on the beach and seeing the Seals made my heart burst yesterday morning


looks great - where abouts is that?
This was Horsey Gap. Lovely and quiet and weather was perfect.



Kes Arevo

409 posts

7 months

Thursday 29th April
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Gretchen said:
This was Horsey Gap. Lovely and quiet and weather was perfect.
No horseys tho.

Kes Arevo

409 posts

7 months

Thursday 29th April
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Shall be out for 2 nights bike camping this weekend at a national forest 30km away. Not camped there before, so will be interesting. It's stop a hill so hopefully no mossies!

Gretchen

17,581 posts

184 months

Saturday 1st May
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Got a fab spot by the river this weekend. Bliss.







Lots of dead fallen wood. Pulled a load of fishing wire out of some hedge too and have disposed of it. Hopefully saved something from a nasty accident nesting. Sad that wild campers get a bad name when I think day most are tidy and respectful. I see so much st left from day trippers it’s sickening.


Tyre Smoke

17,850 posts

229 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Is that a fire or a beacon?

Gretchen

17,581 posts

184 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Signalling the start of a fire wink

Can’t beat waking up to scenes like this



Took this photo and put my phone down just as two Swans took off down river. Was stunning.


Bill

45,486 posts

223 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Why's your chair on fire?? eek

21st Century Man

35,788 posts

216 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Who knew that Gretchen is Yoda?

Gretchen

17,581 posts

184 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Portable fire pit. Brilliant for off ground fires. Folds up into small lightweight bag. Leaves absolutely no trace. Great buy at £15.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402714386567

Bill

45,486 posts

223 months

Sunday 2nd May
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wink

Kes Arevo

409 posts

7 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Saw one of those on YouTube just a few days ago! Look really good!

I went out hammock camping for 2 nights. Spent Saturday on a hike with friends with BBQ and beers in the middle of the hike up in the hills.

72km cycled, 14km walked.












When you accidentally buy the biggest RC car in the shop...



Uggers

2,181 posts

179 months

Sunday 2nd May
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LordHaveMurci said:
Uggers said:
We are trying our first night of wild camping this weekend. Plan is to go for a beachy bit/island on Loch Ken that only we can get to using the kayaks.

Son and me are looking forward to it. My Mrs, isn't so sure smile
Good luck, don’t forget to update us & include some pics smile
We went for it last night.

Learnt a fair few things such as if you don't want a cold soggy bottom for 9 hours, jam in the bungs for the under seat drainage ports as tight as they will go.
But overall pleased with how most of the kit performed. Drysacs kept everything nice and dry. Basic cooking stuff worked great.
I was especially worried about how warm the sleeping bags would be, but no issue and it was down to around 3deg and we all slept fine. TBH I think the fresh air knocked me for six as bit of food, few glasses of wine and I was in my bed for 9.

I'm not afraid to admit I like camping in nice weather, when it's cold or raining it's bloody miserable. But we will pick and choose our nights to ensure we get the most out of our time away. Looking forward to doing it again soon smile





DannyScene

5,691 posts

123 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Gretchen said:
Portable fire pit. Brilliant for off ground fires. Folds up into small lightweight bag. Leaves absolutely no trace. Great buy at £15.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402714386567
Been looking at these and couldn't decide whether to grab one or not, think ill take the plunge if you think they're worth it

Kes Arevo

409 posts

7 months

Wednesday 16th June
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DannyScene said:
Been looking at these and couldn't decide whether to grab one or not, think ill take the plunge if you think they're worth it
I've seen a few wild campers use them, and they seem good.

poo at Paul's

10,808 posts

143 months

Thursday 17th June
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I took my 944 cabrio to Lemans camping in 2008 and 09, two of us, tents, fold up bikes, ghetto baster the lot.

When i was doing some work on in in 2018, i found a Pasta in Sauce secreted still in the rear wheel bulbous arch! !

Gretchen

17,581 posts

184 months

Monday 21st June
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Kes Arevo said:
DannyScene said:
Been looking at these and couldn't decide whether to grab one or not, think ill take the plunge if you think they're worth it
I've seen a few wild campers use them, and they seem good.
I was dubious I’ll be honest but definitely been worth it. It’s just so neat, easy and clean.


We’ve just spent ten days without electricity, plumbing, toilet/shower facilities, heating etc. Not ‘exactly’ wild as we had an old caravan next to the river - but none of the usual luxuries associated with (gas bottle, hook up, shower/toilet, water tank, hob and oven etc all decommissioned) . It’s been utter heaven! Waking up to sunrises and falling to sleep at sunset. BBQ every night, peeing on the nettles, burning our waste and being savaged by horseflies.












LordHaveMurci

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10,758 posts

137 months

Monday 21st June
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Hoping to get out on Dartmoor with a few others this weekend, weather report is good at the moment...

Kes Arevo

409 posts

7 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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Bought one of those natty camping chairs that are very small, yet quite substantial. €25 from Decathlon.

It is very comfortable.






Gretchen

17,581 posts

184 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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OH’s Uncle picked one of these up. Only suggestion I made was it needed some kind of foot support. Almost like the kind of coasters bikers use to stand their motorbikes on soft ground, to stop it sinking in to mud, grass, sand or on uneven ground. Comfortable and lightweight though thumbup